17 episodes

The Panel Show Podcast is recorded monthly in Toronto, in front of a live studio audience. Each show, we bring together two real journalists and two improvisers in character, to talk about real world issues, topics and events. The podcast is thought-provoking, informative and hilarious. Hosted by David Shore

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The Panel Show Podcast is recorded monthly in Toronto, in front of a live studio audience. Each show, we bring together two real journalists and two improvisers in character, to talk about real world issues, topics and events. The podcast is thought-provoking, informative and hilarious. Hosted by David Shore

    June 23, 2021. Featuring Andrew Coyne, Robert Benzie, 1982 Rocky Balboa and Dean The Troubled Teen.

    June 23, 2021. Featuring Andrew Coyne, Robert Benzie, 1982 Rocky Balboa and Dean The Troubled Teen.

    We're taking our annual summer hiatus so this is our last episode until the fall.
    This month we talk about:
    Do news outlets need online comments?
    Ontario enacts the nothwithstanding clause for the first time.
    No Fact or Fiction this episode. Instead all the panelists list one thing they're looking forward to doing this summer and a make a prediction for the fall.
    Featuring: Andrew Coyne (The Globe and Mail, CBC's At Issue), Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star), Paul Constable (as 1982 Rocky Balboa) and Lisa Merchant (as Dean The Troubled Teen).
    Hosted by David Shore

    • 39 min
    May 22, 2021. Featuring Laura Stone, Robert Benzie, Brenda Buttefield and the not real, cool Bernie Sanders.

    May 22, 2021. Featuring Laura Stone, Robert Benzie, Brenda Buttefield and the not real, cool Bernie Sanders.

    This month we talk about:
    Premier Doug Ford's love for land developers.
    Vaccine Passports.
    Work attire. Will casual Friday become casual everyday.
    Plus we play, Fact or Fiction?
    Featuring: Laura Stone (The Globe and Mail, CTV’s Your Morning and CBC’s Power and Politics), Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star), Kirsteen Rasmussen (as fake baker, Brenda Buttefield) and Kris Siddiqi (as the not real, cool Bernie Sanders).
    Hosted by David Shore.

    • 46 min
    April 20, 2021. Featuring Robert Benzie, Andrew Coyne, The Boy King and the Motor City Madman, the not real, Ted Nugent.

    April 20, 2021. Featuring Robert Benzie, Andrew Coyne, The Boy King and the Motor City Madman, the not real, Ted Nugent.

    Real life journalists, Andrew Coyne (The Globe & Mail, CBC's At Issue) and Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park Bureau Chief), join Improvisers Kayla Lorette (as The Boy King) and Kris Siddiqi (as the not real, Ted Nugent) to talk about various real world issues, topics and events.

    • 50 min
    March 6th, 2021. Featuring Laura Stone, Robert Benzie, "Lone Wolf" Carver Brash and mother of two, Donna.

    March 6th, 2021. Featuring Laura Stone, Robert Benzie, "Lone Wolf" Carver Brash and mother of two, Donna.

    Real life journalists, Laura Stone (The Globe & Mail, CBC's Power and Politics) and Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park Bureau Chief), join Improvisers Kayla Lorette (as self described "Lone Wolf, Carver Brash) and Jan Caruana (as mother of two, Donna) to talk about various real world issues, topics and events.
    Hosted by David Shore .

    • 43 min
    January 30th, 2021. Featuring Robert Benzie, Andrew Coyne, fake radio host, Margaret Windmoon, and phoney late night DJ, Marvin Smooth.

    January 30th, 2021. Featuring Robert Benzie, Andrew Coyne, fake radio host, Margaret Windmoon, and phoney late night DJ, Marvin Smooth.

    Real life journalists, Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park Bureau Chief) and Andrew Coyne (The Globe & Mail, CBC’s At Issue), join Improvisers Kayla Lorette (as radio host, Margaret Windmoon) and Paul Constable (as late night DJ, Marvin Smooth) to talk about various real world issues, topics and events.
    Hosted by David Shore.

    • 36 min
    December 20, 2020. Featuring, Andrew Coyne, Robert Benzie, The Boy King and Matthew McConaughey.

    December 20, 2020. Featuring, Andrew Coyne, Robert Benzie, The Boy King and Matthew McConaughey.

    Episode Notes
    This episodes topics are:
    Is Erin O’Toole an improvement over Andrew Scheer?
    Would you take a flight to nowhere?
    Wage Theft.
    Doug Ford vs The Carbon Tax. Again.
    And we play Fact vs Fiction

    Featuring journalists, Andrew Coyne (The Globe and Mail, CBC’s At Issue) and Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star’s Queen's Park Bureau Chief). Improvisers, Kayla Lorette (as The Boy King) and Herbie Barnes (as Matthew McConaughey). Hosted by David Shore.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

pearlies1 ,

A better way to review politics

Informative and entertaining. Some good laughs too. Can’t wait for the next podcast!

Eddy Morassutti ,

The Panel Show

An innovative form of improvisation. A great way to combine intelligent conversation about the issues and the fun of improvisational characters. Have a listen if you like politics and humour. Loved it

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Love this show!

A funny and informative show filled with opinions and perspective.